John Wayne
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Rita Hayworth
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Glendon Swarthout

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Glendon Swarthout

American writer add

Category: Literature

Born in 1918.

Countries: United States (58%), Michigan (26%), Arizona (11%)

Main connections: Arizona, John Wayne, Cadillac

Linked to: Dow Chemical Company, Michigan State University, Officer Candidate School, University of Maryland, College Park




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Glendon Swarthout was born in 1918 add something


Anyone born during the first quarter of the 20th century was inevitably marked by the great economic depression of the 1930s add something


Graduating in 1935, he relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan and the University of Michigan add something


They were married on December 28, 1940, after both had graduated from the U. of M. and Swarthout was writing ad copy for Cadillac and Dow Chemical at the MacManus, John & Adams advertising agency in Detroit add something


The book was quickly sold to Random House and to Columbia Pictures in 1958, becoming one of their major motion pictures starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth a year later add something


In 1962, Glendon and Kathryn established the Swarthout Writing Prizes at Arizona State University, administered by the English Department in Tempe, Arizona add something


"The Shootist" was the basis of John Wayne's final film in 1976 and has since come to be recognized as a classic Western film and one of the Duke's very best add something


"'Miles Swarthout"' is a screenwriter living in Playa Del Rey, California, near the beach and LAX. He received a Writers Guild nomination for Best Adaptation for "The Shootist" in 1976 add something


He has adapted a number of his father's novels into films, among them "A Christmas To Remember" for CBS in 1978, which starred Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, and Eva Marie Saint add something


Some of these columns were published in a book of the same title by Doubleday in 1982 add something

Glendon Swarthout died in 1992 add something


Glendon Swarthout died in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, Arizona on September 23, 1992 from emphysema add something


Michigan State University Press published "Easterns and Westerns" in hard cover in the summer of 2001 add something


Glendon was inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame at their convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, Arizona in 2008 add something


He has completed a sequel novel to Glendon's classic Western "The Shootist", entitled "The Last Shootist", which will see publication in 2014 in hard cover from TOR/Forge Books add something